Acclaimed Artists Andrew Hart Adler & Carolyn A. Beegan Join Together in Unique Collaboration for New Series “Edenism”

First Work Debuts at Peter Marcelle’s “Hamptons Then and Now” at
Gerald Peters Gallery, May 5 Opening Reception


Carolyn Beegan With Andrew Hart

The East End of Long Island has a long tradition of being the home to prominent couples who are both artists - Jackson Pollack & Lee Krassner, Elaine & Willem de Kooning, April Gornik & Eric Fischl, Jim & Jana Hayden are just a few that come to mind. But each of these couples pursued their artistic endeavors independently.

Now two highly acclaimed Sag Harbor artists have paired to create a unique series of images extending their personal relationship into a creative zone and the results of their pairing will debut in Peter Marcelle’s survey of prominent Hamptons artists form the last six decades “Hamptons Then & Now” at the Gerald Peters Gallery. 24 East 78th Street in New York on May 5.

Artists Andrew Hart Adler and Carolyn A. Beegan have joined together in a rare collaboration of artistry. Through the juxtaposition of photography and oil painting, they have created a new visual language - a hybrid of digital imagery and painting that successfully balances elements of both modern and classical artwork.

Their first series titled Edenism was inspired by their visits to Central America, where they photographed themselves amidst the local flora. Many of these photographs became the basis for the mixed media works in this grouping.

For the past thirty years, Adler has shown his work on both sides of the Atlantic. His paintings are represented in museums and corporate collections in Europe and the United States including Centre Georges Pompidou, Ackland Art Center, Parrish Art Museum, Musée Canavalése, Landeshausparkasse Munchen, Dresden Bank, Mittel Milano, Albert D. Lasker Collection, Hypobayerische Vereinsbank, Nasher Museum of Art, American Can Co., American Ultramar, Brean Murray Inc., The Carnegie Group, Wagner College, Prudential Bache, Bayer Chemical AG and Musée d'Art Moderne, Ceret.

A much respected figure in the art community of the Hamptons, Beegan has exhibited principally in the U.S. and has her work held in private collections of note including those of John Eastman, Esq., Larry Gagosian, Don Henley, Elton John, James Kramer, Ron Delsener and Billy Joel. Indeed, it was longtime friend and collector Joel who suggested the tile for the series, “Eden-ism”.

Peter Marcelle’s “Hamptons Then and Now”, a unique exhibition of the East End’s most lauded artists from Jackson Pollack to Larry Rivers to Nan Goldin to Dan Rizzie features 30 of the Hamptons most prominent talents and covers over six decades of groundbreaking art reflecting the enormous creative output of the many artists drawn to Long Island’s East End by the dazzling light.

Curated by Peter Marcelle and Gwynne Rivers, “Hamptons Then and Now”, like its predecessor four years ago, includes some of the finest examples of the most influential and well-known Hamptons artists who have made an indelible mark on the art scene.

Included in the show are works by Andrew Hart Adler & Carolyn Beegan, Ross Bleckner, Daria Deshuk, Willem de Kooning, Miriam Dougenis, Eric Ernst, Jimmy Ernst, Max Ernst, David Gamble, Nan Goldin, Robert Gwathmey, Jane Johnson, Lester Johnson, Josh Lehrer, Dennis Leri, Paton Miller, Kryn Olson, Alfonso Ossorio, Jackson Pollack, Larry Rivers, Dan Rizzie, David Slater, Mike Solomon, Syd Solomon, Strong-Cuevas, Donald Sultan, Darius Yektai and others.

Highlights from this historical survey include works by three generations of the prolific Ernst Family, works by father and daughter Larry Rivers and Daria Deshuk and the first showing of the unique collaboration between artists Andrew Hart Adler and Carolyn Beegan.

There will be an Opening Reception on May 5 from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Gerald Peters Gallery New York. The show runs through June 3, The gallery is located at 24 East 78th Street, New York, 10075. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 am- 5 pm or by appointment, tel. 212.628.9760.

To view the collaborative work of Adler-Beegan, please visit www.adlerbeegan.com. On that site, there are also links to their individual sites which outline their creative work history and accomplishments.

Curators, corporate and private collectors are welcome to schedule a private viewing in the Adler-Beegan Studio in Sag Harbor by contacting the artists’ representatives Edward Callaghan and John Wegorzewski at 212-729-0834 or at ALCHMYST@MSN.COM